Radon Awareness Month: Testing and mitigation information

January is Radon Awareness Month, and surveys show that homes in most Colorado counties have the potential for radon levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended action level.

Radon has been identified as a risk factor in developing lung cancer because it decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in the lungs. These particles release bursts of energy that damage lung tissue and it is estimated that radon may be associated with about 21,100 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States.

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This story was posted on January 28, 2016.